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Genomic and nutritional innovations for genetically superior farmed fish to improve efficiency in European aquaculture

Objective

AquaIMPACT is a major effort to integrate the fields of fish breeding and nutrition to increase the competiveness of EU's aquaculture of Atlantic salmon, rainbow trout, gilthead seabream and European seabass, to ensure food and nutrition security and to satisfy consumer demands for high-quality seafood with limited environmental impact. These four species together represent 75% in volume and 89% in value of the total farmed finfish production. AquaIMPACT will develop products and services based on genomic selection for the European aquaculture breeding industry, with focus on cost efficient trait recording and genotyping, and selection for traits that can only be recorded under commercial conditions. By incorporating emerging ingredients, essential nutrients and appropriate additives developed by companies, novel nutritional and feeding strategies will be up-scaled and tailor-made specifically for the genetically improved fish arising from breeding programmes. The use of genomic technologies will be economically optimised and in combination with the nutritional solutions demonstrated to produce more robust, healthy, nutritious and resource-efficient fish, promoting industrial practices of re-circular bioeconomy, zero-waste and more efficiency use of natural resources. Impacts of the innovations will be measured under practical farming conditions, co-working with commercial partners, producing more profitable farming practices. Developments in imaging technology and spectroscopy, internet-of-things, machine learning and smart-software are harnessed to improve cost efficiency of operations and to provide novel products and services. The communication and exploitation will be linked to interactive multi-actor dialogue, bringing together views of consumers, regulatory authors and companies to increase societal acceptance of aquaculture as a sustainable source of high quality nutritional products.

Field of science

  • /agricultural sciences/agriculture, forestry, and fisheries/fisheries
  • /social sciences/sociology/governance/public services
  • /agricultural sciences/animal and dairy science
  • /natural sciences/computer and information sciences/artificial intelligence/machine learning
  • /medical and health sciences/health sciences/nutrition

Call for proposal

H2020-BG-2018-1
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Funding Scheme

IA - Innovation action

Coordinator

LUONNONVARAKESKUS
Address
Latokartanonkaari 9
00790 Helsinki
Finland
Activity type
Research Organisations
EU contribution
€ 795 559,51

Participants (21)

SYNDICAT DES SELECTIONNEURS AVICOLES ET AQUACOLES FRANCAIS
France
EU contribution
€ 255 223,73
Address
Centre Inra De Tours Nouzilly
37380 Nouzilly
Activity type
Other
FERME MARINE DU DOUHET SAS
France
EU contribution
€ 117 732,65
Address
Port Du Douhet
17840 La Bree Les Bains
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
BENCHMARK GENETICS NORWAY AS
Norway
EU contribution
€ 171 024
Address
Bontelabo 2
5003 Bergen
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
INVE TECHNOLOGIES NV
Belgium
EU contribution
€ 18 905,25
Address
Hoogveld 93
9200 Dendermonde
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
SKRETTING AQUACULTURE RESEARCH CENTRE AS
Norway
EU contribution
€ 240 383,50
Address
Po Box 319
4016 Stavanger
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
MOWI ASA
Norway
EU contribution
€ 263 394,25
Address
Sandviksbodene 77 A/b
5035 Bergen
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
SPAROS LDA
Portugal
EU contribution
€ 176 449
Address
Area Empresarial De Marim Lote C
8700 221 Olhao
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
LES SOURCES DE L'AVANCE
France
EU contribution
€ 39 620
Address
Rue De La Grande Lande 505
40120 Roquefort
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
DORSET IDENTIFICATION BV
Netherlands
EU contribution
€ 63 287
Address
Weverij 26,
7122MS Aalten
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
SAVON TAIMEN OY
Finland
EU contribution
€ 78 960
Address
Aijaniementie 7
77700 Rautalampi
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
UNIVERSIDAD DE LAS PALMAS DE GRAN CANARIA
Spain
EU contribution
€ 625 871,25
Address
C/ Juan De Quesada 30
35001 Las Palmas De Gran Canaria
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
AGENCIA ESTATAL CONSEJO SUPERIOR DEINVESTIGACIONES CIENTIFICAS
Spain
EU contribution
€ 340 703,75
Address
Calle Serrano 117
28006 Madrid
Activity type
Research Organisations
STICHTING WAGENINGEN RESEARCH
Netherlands
EU contribution
€ 366 750
Address
Droevendaalsesteeg 4
6708 PB Wageningen
Activity type
Research Organisations
WAGENINGEN UNIVERSITY
Netherlands
EU contribution
€ 366 261,25
Address
Droevendaalsesteeg 4
6708 PB Wageningen
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
INSTITUT NATIONAL DE RECHERCHE POUR L'AGRICULTURE, L'ALIMENTATION ET L'ENVIRONNEMENT
France
EU contribution
€ 449 965
Address
Rue De L'universite 147
75338 Paris Cedex 07
Activity type
Research Organisations
INSTITUT FRANCAIS DE RECHERCHE POUR L'EXPLOITATION DE LA MER
France
EU contribution
€ 222 912,50
Address
1625 Route De Sainte Anne Zone Industrielle De La Pointe Du Diable
29280 Plouzane
Activity type
Research Organisations
NOFIMA AS
Norway
EU contribution
€ 384 706,25
Address
Muninbakken 9-13
9291 Tromso
Activity type
Research Organisations
THE UNIVERSITY OF EDINBURGH
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 337 439,25
Address
Old College, South Bridge
EH8 9YL Edinburgh
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
THE UNIVERSITY OF STIRLING
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 374 947,50
Address
.
FK9 4LA Stirling
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
UNIVERSITA DEGLI STUDI DELL'INSUBRIA
Italy
EU contribution
€ 286 828,75
Address
Via Ravasi 2
21100 Varese
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
CENTRE NATIONAL DE LA RECHERCHE SCIENTIFIQUE CNRS
France
EU contribution
€ 173 038,75
Address
Rue Michel Ange 3
75794 Paris
Activity type
Research Organisations